The PlayStation Network has been active for quite some time now. After getting its start all the way back in the PS3 era, Sony has been continuously building the online ecosystem to become better and stronger. But with all the improvements that have been made to the service, there’s one feature that has remained absent ever since the beginning: the ability to change your username.
It’s only natural to want to make changes to something like a username. Some of us may have created our usernames when we were younger, and perhaps either no longer identify with whatever that name is, or have simply grown tired of it. It seems like such a small feature, but it’s apparently a very complex coding process that’s been stopping Sony from seemingly just ‘flipping the switch’ to enable this feature.
During the PSX 2017 presentation on December 8th, Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller chatted with Sony President Shawn Layden on-stage, and one of the questions that Miller threw to Layden was if this feature would be enabled anytime soon. Layden did not confirm a specific time, but he did say that hopefully by the time the next PSX rolls around (which will be December 2018), that question would have already been answered. With that said, it seems likely that PSN name changes will be coming at some point in 2018. Stay tuned.
If you’d like to watch the full PSX 2017 presentation, check it out below:
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.